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Explore Vietnamese Cuisine: Cooking Class from Ho Chi Minh City
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Explore Vietnamese Cuisine: Cooking Class from Ho Chi Minh City

By HCM Cooking Class
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There’s no better way to get to know a country’s culture than through its cuisine. Enjoy a hands-on introduction to Vietnamese food during a private cooking class that grants you access to ingredients and equipment that you may not have at home. Plus, hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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Ages 6-80, max of 8 per group
Duration: 7h 30m
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Highlights
  • An obvious choice for food lovers and first-time visitors
  • Overcome the language barrier during a market tour
  • Cook using vegetables harvested from a local farm
  • Take home recipes to friends and family

  • Lunch
  • All activities
  • Local driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick-up service provided at accommodations within Ho Chi Minh City
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Ho Chi Minh City Airport, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Nha Be Riverside, JPGP+3F2, Hiệp Phước, Nhà Bè, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9178P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Explore Vietnamese Cuisine: Cooking Class from Ho Chi Minh City?
        Explore Vietnamese Cuisine: Cooking Class from Ho Chi Minh City price starts from $63.00. Discover and book Explore Vietnamese Cuisine: Cooking Class from Ho Chi Minh City on Tripadvisor
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        Explore Vietnamese Cuisine: Cooking Class from Ho Chi Minh City cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Explore Vietnamese Cuisine: Cooking Class from Ho Chi Minh City on Tripadvisor
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        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9178P2

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        • HCM Cooking Class
          1,375
          Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
          Joined in December 2012
        • emilyn649
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Above and Beyond!!
          WOW, this was so much more of an incredible experience than I ever thought it would be! My tour guide, Linh, was funny, thoughtful, and so knowledgeable. Because he knew my interest in herbal medicine, he made sure to spend extra time teaching me about the plants and their medicinal properties. The cooking was SO FUN, and the food was incredibly filling. I have many dietary restrictions (gluten free , dairy free) and they accommodated every request to make sure I was able to be without worry! The mushroom growth process was fascinating , and I can tell this cooking school and farm is filled with love and passion to make the world a better place!
          Written April 17, 2024
        • BoardingPass479714
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing cooking class and tunnel tour
          Thank you HCM Cooking Class for a fantastic day. Aura you were amazing and we had so much fun with you today. From our early pick up from our hotel you were the perfect guide, very knowledgeable about food, ingredients and how we can use all the beautiful produce you grow at the farm. Thank you for teaching us about the different uses of the produce how to make some delicious Vietnamese dishes and then onto the tunnels where you guided us through an important part of Vietnam’s history. Amazing tour! Amazing guide! Book this tour - you will not be disappointed.
          Written April 17, 2024
        • Rulip
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Food, farm, fun and yum!
          Best day, authentic, fun and delicious! Alice was our amazing guide, helping us create very impressive results. She is also great fun and engaged with each of us. Rookie mistake, we had breakfast prior to pick up. Don’t, there is so much food. Recommend this day unreservedly.
          Written April 10, 2024
        • 437anniem
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun, food and fabulous flavours
          We had a fabulous half day cooking class, lead by the wonderful, knowledgeable and bubbly Alice. We were picked up exactly on time from our accommodation and drove out to the farm. Alice took us through the garden and we picked the vegetables and herbs to be used in our cooking. We made delicious meals, Alice gave clear instructions and a lot of laughs. Highly recommend this day out to learn more about Vietnamese cuisine and ingredients.
          Written April 8, 2024
        • Voyager310348
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth every penny
          Absolutely incredible experience and so glad I booked the tunnels and cooking class as a joint tour as it saved me a 3 hour round trip from Ho Chi Minh. The guide, Alice, was excellent; she was upbeat, bubbly and knowledgeable all the way through and pretty much made the day as good as it was. This was such a memorable day and worth every single penny-in fact, I would have been happy to pay more. Transport was included-Car picked us up from our hotel in central ho chi minh at 7am and dropped us back at 5pm. The day started with our group visiting the organic farm and picking all the different herbs, mushrooms and vegetables whilst Alice spoke about their health benefits and medicinal uses. We then took the fresh produce back into the nearby kitchen and prepared a delicious 4 course meal-prawn spring rolls, fired poor noodle salad, chicken, oyster mushroom and cashew milk curry and banana spring rolls with coconut ice cream for dessert. After we ate the food we’d prepared, we drove for 15 minutes to the cu chi tunnels where Alice gave us a full tour of the complex and allowed us to go inside the tunnels.
          Written March 26, 2024
        • karin_thomas6
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun, informative, Delicious
          I really enjoyed this class. It was a long excursion since the organic farm and class are 1.5 hours outside the city, but I found it worth the time. After a tour of the farm we picked fresh vegetables and mushrooms from the gardens and then prepared the dishes in a lovely covered outdoor cooking space. They did a great job accommodating my gluten free status, and another participant's veganism. I look forward to using the techniques to make Vietnamese food at home.
          Written March 23, 2024
        • U538DRheatherg
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun, informative day with Alice
          Without a doubt, one of the highlights of our trip to Vietnam. Alice kept us informed and entertained throughout the day and without her bubbly enthusiasm it just would not have been as good an experience. We would highly recommend this cooking class which, not only, taught us how to cook a few dishes, but gave us confidence (when out and about) in trying new dishes and information on how to eat ’Vietnamese’
          Written February 28, 2024
        • Ross M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cooking in the country - a great escape
          From the pick up to drop off this was a great experience. Highly recommend taking the time to travel out and visit the farm kitchen. Alice our guide/chef was charming, well informed and talked us through cooking our lunch - which was lovely. Pay for the small group - worth the personal service.
          Written February 26, 2024
        • Claude R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          FANTASTIC
          An experience not to be missed ! We intended to follow up cooking classes during Lunar New Year celebrations. It was not easy to find one operative cooking class and fortunately, we have been able to book Chef Tan Farm to table class. It was fantastic ! They first picked us up at our hotel by mini van. Our guide, who by chance was our chef introduced himself along with the 1/2 day planning. His name was Linh. Time to meet our class mates for about a 45 minute drive to the outskirts of HCM city. We experienced first an active herb selection in the organic garden. Every single plant we would use was explained to us by Linh and we got to select some for our own cooking use. Ginger, lemongrass, mustard leaves, organic mushrooms… Then, Linh introduced us to our cooking burners and tools. The rest is yours to follow according to the 3 course meal day menu. (One of our mates had already chosen on line her specific cooking request and could work on an A la carte lesson; great). My friend and I followed the regular class and Linh was very clear, professional and fun!!! A great experience not to be missed at all!!! We enjoyed eating every single dish we prepared . Thank you !
          Written February 17, 2024
        • Scenic21580069170
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An immersive experience in Ho Chi Minh City
          The HCM cooking class was a wonderful, authentic Vietnamese experience. Aura picked us up from our doorstep and took us to the farm. At the farm while Aura explained to us the benefits of each of the plants and herbs, we plucked the vegetables and herbs we would need for cooking. The cooking session was fun and informative. A story was woven around the ingredients for each sauce and as a result it is impossible to forget what went into the sauces! There was so much we learnt not just about Vietnamese food, but also about the Vietnamese people. The recipes were simple but the results were outstanding - both for experienced cooks and for novices! At the end of the session we were awarded certificates and then dropped back to our doorstep. The experience was memorable and I would highly recommend it to one and all! Indrani Lahiri
          Written January 30, 2024
        • 371martijnt
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An interesting day out with HCM Cooking Class
          Alice is a very enthousiastic and friendly guide and chef. We had a great day with this tour. We started the day with an early hotel pick up, and after picking up 3 more people (a total of 5 people for the cooking class) we drove to Chef Tans organic farm and restaurant. We had a fun tour through the garden, and cooked 4 great dishes. It is noteworthy that they are very flexible in dietary restrictions and any preferences! Afterwards the other three people were driven back home, and Alice took us to the Cu Chi Tunnels. They were nice and quiet in the afternoon, and Alice was able to tell us a lot of interesting information and fun facts. Unfortunately, due to an illness we had to reschedule last minute - this was no problem for HCM cooking class, and they were very helpful in making sure we were comfortable. All in all a great experience; we definitely recommend booking with HCM cooking class!
          Written January 29, 2024
        • mariaalejandrao985
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience!
          Great experience! Would recommend it specially if you enjoy gardening and fresh ingredients. Totally fam friendly if you decide to book this with kids
          Written January 18, 2024
        • 3baileymitchell
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          HCM COOKING CLASS
          Alice was amazing and so enthusiastic really made the whole cooking class feel exciting and worthwhile. Chef Tan’s recipes as well were so fun and not dangerous to make and tasted delicious. I also appreciated chef Tan coming out and greeting the guests and give inspiring words to hear.
          Written January 4, 2024
        • silin428
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          One of the best cooking classes I’ve ever had
          Aura is our guide and chef throughout the cooking class. She’s super friendly and knowledgeable. She showed us around the farm with detailed explanations of the plants, animals and ingredients. Back in the kitchen, she guided us through the cooking process of four dishes with fun and easy to follow instructions. We enjoyed the cooking and the dishes a lot! It’s highly recommended when you’re in HCMC!
          Written January 3, 2024
        • 827wendip
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A true farm to table gourmet experience!
          This was a nice escape from the hectic city life to see organic food thrive in one of the more difficult places to grow food at one point. The staff speak fluent English, everyone's so friendly. It was exciting that I finally learned how to make some Vietnamese food taste authentic! The mushroom growing space was super cool too!
          Written December 18, 2023
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        4.5
        4.5 of 5 bubbles28 reviews
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        Ophelia K
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        10/10 would definitely book again!
        Thanks to Linh we had a great time walking through the local market, picking our own ingredients in the garden and cooking them under nicely communicated guidance.
        It was great fun to prepare local dishes! Not only am I taking home a nice certificate, but also the heart warming experiences of this class!
        Written November 14, 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Hi Ophelia thanks so much for giving us great reviews . we got wonderful times with you from market farm to table . you are so nice , fun and have great cooking skills . we hope you spend sometimes to try our recipes from us at home Keep in Touch Best Take Care chef Tan
        Written February 16, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        dccon
        Sydney, Australia61 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Couples
        This was a great experience from beginning to end, It was very informative not just about Vietnamese cooking but also about the ingredients in the fields which go to make the food so delicious, We enjoyed the trip out to to countryside with our small group, the amazing authentic market visit, the foraging on the organic farm and then the cooking experience itself. It was simple and easy to follow and very well organised. My husband who is not a cook, was dubious before we set off but had a very enjoyable day. Thank you Alice and HCM Cooking
        Written January 8, 2024
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        Hi thanks so much for giving us great reviews . we got wonderful times with you . you are so nice , fun and have great cooking skills . we hope you spend sometimes to try our recipes from us at home Keep in Touch Best Take Care chef Tan
        Written February 16, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        SmileyMelbourneGirl
        Melbourne, Australia78 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020 • Solo
        2 emails were sent and ignored. Although they respond to email enquires regarding booking the tour! Disappointing and expensive! Cancelled class 24hrs prior due to change in international flight time and was charged anyway! They ignore emails!
        Written January 12, 2020
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        Hi Rachel thanks you very much for writing review for us But it is so funny to see your review , First you contact us and ask us all about information cooking class , menu etc then you not book in our site , you booked with TripAdvisor site and in TripAdvisor policy , you also see the cancel policy within 24 hours you must pay full of charge . you are agreement with them before you book . so you cancelled one night before the tour start . you have to pay full the money . it is correct second things . I do not know you cancelled with TripAdvisor or not But we do not receive any information from them that is why we come to pick up you in the morning and then you told us you cancelled the tour yesterday night . if we know you cancelled . we are not stupid spend times and money to come organised the class for you anyways thanks you very much for your to write review thanks chef Tan
        Written January 13, 2020
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Rhys S
        Officer, Australia2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very extensive tour. Tour guide was very knowledgeable in vietnamese cuisine. Very authentic experience
        Written August 18, 2019
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        Hi Rhys thanks you so much for nice reviews . It was lovely day to meet you and enjoyed wonderful times from farm to table . You are so nice and did great job . hope you warm up your kitchen with our recipes soon Keep in Touch Best Take Care chef Tan
        Written August 24, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        paul
        Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam8 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2019 • Solo
        with 15 years experience in the kitchen and want to learn some new techniques and cuisines in different countries but never be easy to find right one . i did saigon cooking class . maihome ,grain cooking class . all the school is set up different and all the purpose just focus for fun not for serious cooked .the last day in vietnam and really love to take another class to give a try . do not expect so much from this class because see so many reviews and think they will be very touristy but I was completely wrong . this school set up in nice open kitchen with many small tables for different groups . one groups about 2-4 people and have their own chefs .6 tables run as the same time . our chef , mr Tan who is owner and have so much passionate about food ,life . he shared a lot different ways to cooked how to make the food always Delicious and never need to check the flavour before you serve . his ways is very simple easy just need 5 fingers ,4 fingers and 3 fingers , you can make all kind of food you like .the food come out very delicious and unique flavour that i can not find in other schools and other restaurant in vietnam . just be wonderful for the last day . must get a try if you like cooking
        Written January 5, 2019
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        Hi Paul thanks you so much for giving us great reviews . it is lovely time to meet you and enjoyed great fun from farm to table . you are very nice and have professional cooking skills . Hope you create more with our techniques at home soon Keep in Touch Best Take Care chef Tan
        Written January 11, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        frictonm
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2018 • Friends
        that is the best class that we do in whole Asian . you learned a lot of fruits , vegetables , meats ,seafood that you may never see in your life by visiting real local market with non tourist excepts us and then you tried some new fruits that they bought on the market and some fruits in their farm before we got nice bamboo hat with basket and sciccors to cut ,pick and then cooked 4 dishes that you can choose from the list that you can choose whatever in vietnam and everyone can cooked 4 dishes . our group 4 people we cooked 16 dishes under chef Tan Instruction . we all got laugh and easy ways to understand the ways he explained and the food just amazing that you can not expect you can make it . the bonus of T shirt , recipes and many videos clips sent out after the tour was another Plus . Very Pro class for all level . Must in your list
        Written December 26, 2018
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        Hi Maria thanks you so much for being our special farming , cooking class program . It was so much fun and memories day to meet you and enjoyed great fun from Market , farm to table ;. Everyone is so fun and did amazing job . we enjoyed all our times with you . Hope you work out some recipes from us at home Keep in Touch Best Take Care chef Tan
        Written January 4, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Gianni C
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019 • Solo
        Having tried many other cooking classes in different countries, I found this to be one of the best. Our guide Rose was excellent, very informative and patient. The class was great, after picking our own ingredients on their farm we were shown some simple and delicious meals we can easily cook at home. Overall a fantastic day out
        Written October 18, 2019
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        Daniela
        United Kingdom5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2019 • Solo
        love vietnamese cuisine very much and decided to book the class . this class is really the one i look for . not just for fun , you will learn so much from the herbs , spices , medical section , balance section , how to make all different sauce like dipping sauce , stir fry sauce , bbq sauce , soup sauce etc . the techniques is simple ,easy and chef Tan give you a another plus with great humor skills but meaningful that you can remember for life time , great experience you must do
        Written January 6, 2019
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        Hi Rolandy thanks you so much for giving us wonderful reviews . we enjoyed great time with you . you are very nice , smart and have very good cooking skills ./ we hope you warm up your kitchen with vietnamese food soon Keep in Touch Best Take Care chef Tan
        Written January 11, 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Uli
        Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2018 • Couples
        i do not cook at home and my partner love cooking so much and she always cook for me . she asked me join with her and i refused her but she is quite sad and i decided to join her class with not very happy mind But after this class .i am complete change my mind . I can cook a very good food that i can not believe i can make it by myself without any helps and cooking is very fun and very similar ways of our life . I got great lesson with chef Tan who have gained a great cooking experience and many different careers in his life like doctor ,accounting , butcher , farming etc .he not give you the ways to make the recipes simple ,easy and healthy but also the ways how our life will go . the balance of walking and enjoying , the happiness of family father , mother and child . everything went so amazing and give me big changes after the class . i need to care more about what i eat because this is my life . "healthy food is healthy life and get good health we can do many things as we want to do" . really true .so much things i could say after this class . must do even you hate cooking
        Written December 18, 2018
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        Hi Uni thanks you so much for giving us very nice reviews . we enjoyed so much fun and memories times from picking and special cooking times . you are learning so quick and have very great memories and good cooking skills . hope you warm up your kitchen with vietnamese food soon Keep in Touch Best Take Care chef Tan
        Written December 20, 2018
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        Wombatel
        Louisville, KY59 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dec 2017
        We visited Ho Chi Minh in December 2017 and signed up to this course in advance through TripAdvisor. It was amazing! They picked us up from our hotel one early morning, and first took us to a local market, showing us food and what it could be used for. After, we went to the organic farm to pick herbs and ingredients (under direction) for our recipes. We got to see mushrooms growing, which was a highlight.

        We made four recipes, spanning main courses and a dessert. The chef and staff were all excellent, friendly, knowledgable and fun to talk to. There was another couple on the course - they booked a different way and chose their meals a bit more than we did, so might be worth emailing the course directly if you have dietary requirements etc. They also do a trip combined with a visit to the Tunnels, which we didn't do but regretted as it turns out the tunnels are very close - and this is an hour out of the city. After the course we got a T-shirt, a certificate and a pack of recipes to download.

        It was an excellent experience!
        Written February 27, 2018
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